Handmade in Britain

Thank You

A huge “Thank You” to all our amazing visitors who came out and supported the Festival, and to our talented exhibitors who trusted us and showcased their incredible work. Your enthusiasm and appreciation make Handmade Oxford truly special!

Special thanks to Simon and the wonderful Waterperry Gardens team for providing us with such a beautiful venue to host Handmade Oxford.

We will be back next year! Stay tuned—2025 dates will be announced shortly.

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Artisan Food

Our visitors enjoyed delightfully delicious treats from our Artisan Food & Drink exhibitors – a leisurely lunch, a mid afternoon ‘pick me up’ and some special goodies to take home, there was plenty to choose from…

 

 

FALLOW & FIELDS

Delicious, perfectly prepared food to remember.

Oxfordshire based Fallow & Fields are passionate about providing dining as a memorable experience. Growing much of their own produce and sourcing ethically and locally – their plates are guaranteed to be fresh and bursting with flavour.

 

LA KORDUN CATERING

A family welcome, and the best Crêpes!

Family-run business La Kordun Catering will be serving up authentic French sweet and savoury crêpes and galettes, with lots of toppings to choose from. Excellent barista-style coffee will also be available from this small and dedicated team.

 

NAPOLeat

Mouthwatering Wood-fired Pizza, with a smile!

Authentic Italian food prepared by a team of people passionate about good food and Wood fired Pizzas. Cambridge based NAPOLeat want to make you feel at home, and welcome you with a smile.

 

HUSH HUSH CHEFS

Handmade and 100% Naturally Delicious.

Hush Hush Chefs pride themselves on using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Serving up Filo Pies, Quiches and sides – all dishes will be perfectly prepared by their team of highly trained chefs.

 

PURBECK ICE CREAM

Love Purbeck Ice Cream – It’s Only Natural..

Using local fresh milk, thick double cream and an abundance of delicious natural flavours, Purbeck Ice Cream will be serving up their fabulously luxurious real dairy ice creams, with friendly and efficient service.

 

KOTINOS FOODS

Quality & Luxury, treats to delight.

Kotinos Foods are passionate about the quality of their exclusive products. Unique mixed and marinated Olives, delicious Greek and Turkish Baklava, gluten free Turkish Delight, and their sensational Sweet & Savoury Nut selections await..

 

LUXURIA

Luxuria Lifestyle Cocktails and Bubbles

With unwavering commitment to excellence, LL Cocktails & Bubbles collaborates with premium drinks partners and trusted suppliers, ensuring every detail is infused with professionalism. Relax and refresh in our Cafe and Bar areas with Luxuria.

 

NONNA TONDA

Food that is honest, fuss free, authentic and fresh.

Nonna Tonda deliver fresh pasta and delicious sauces to your door. Dishes that do justice to Italian regional cuisine, using the best ingredients, and cooked with minimal fuss. It really is that simple.

 

JINGER DRINKS

A spa treatment for the tastebuds!

Jinger Drinks are a revolution in health drinks. Discover their exceptional range of health boosting products – exploding with a perfectly tuned orchestra of flavours.

 

IMAGINATION LIQUEURS

Luxuriously different.

Sourced exclusively, blended with real care and expertise, Imagination Liqueurs offer wonderfully diverse flavours beautifully presented to gift and grace any table – for special occasions or indeed any night of the week!

 

TUULI TEA

Herbal Mavericks.

Tuuli Tea have herbal infusions for everything from hangovers to heartbreak. With wit and a smile, discover this thoroughly modern herbal tea brand that addresses the ups and downs of everyday life.

 

PROVENANCE GROCER

Authentic. Independent. Artisanal.

Fabulous foods created by wonderful people. Provenance Grocer will be offering a unique curated collection of exquisitely delicious, provenance assured foods, from across the UK and Europe.

 

TOOPS

Wholesome, Nutritious but truly Delectable Snacks!

What sets TOOPS apart is innovation and authenticity – the fruits are prepared while preserving their natural flavours, colours, and nutrients without any artificial additives. The perfect guilt-free indulgence, enjoy and savour the true essence of each fruit in its natural form.

 

GEE GEE GIN AND VODKA

Uniquely special small batch craft gin and vodka

Gee Gee Gin are an independent, family run business producing small batch, handcrafted, and award winning Gin & Vodka made from completely natural ingredients – absolutely nothing artificial ​​.

 

BEEBEE & LEAF

Ditch the plastic. Beautiful Beeswax Wraps.

Multi award winning BeeBee & Leaf are on a mission to reduce plastic pollution with a beautiful alternative. Their clingfilm replacing wraps are reusable, rewaxable and, best of all, a joy to choose and use.

Workshops

Our visitors got creative and enjoyed learning something new in a fun and interactive festival atmosphere.

Spaces were limited in 2024 for each workshop, so don’t miss out in 2025….

 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS WEAVING WORKSHOP, Cassandra Sabo Designs

DESCRIPTION
Creating a unique handwoven artwork our workshop participants first explored how to create new weaving materials from shorter lengths of yarn, fibre and cloth. They then went on to use different weaving techniques and patterns to weave these materials into their own beautiful artwork.

 

NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP, studioEVIG – The Plant Dye Company

DESCRIPTION
Our workshop attendees joined studioEVIG – The Plant Dye Company as they shared their passion for naturally dyeing textiles and guided them through creating their very own bundle-dyed silk scarf.

 

WILLOW BASKET, Julie Livesey at Pip Cottage

DESCRIPTION
Using home grown Lancashire and Somerset willows, Julie demonstrated the traditional basketry techniques used to make a stake and strand round basket such as a bread basket or shopper.

 

FRENCH BEADED FLOWER WORKSHOP – LAVENDER, Beaded Blooms

DESCRIPTION
Gaining insight into the lost art of French beading our workshop attendees learnt a combination of techniques to create their own forever flower; techniques which they could use in the future to create their own stems and designs. This course was suitable for all levels.

 

PERSPEX AND SILVER PENDANT WORKSHOP, Barbara Spence Jewellery

DESCRIPTION
Our workshop attendees made their very own Perspex and Silver pendant. They designed their pendant – choosing from the brightly coloured perspex circles and silver shapes provided, learnt the skills needed to join their perspex form and silver shapes together using rivets, and then enjoyed the satisfaction of wearing their own handcrafted pendant at home.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT ON PAPER, Wee Bothy Art

DESCRIPTION
Learning how to carve and print their own lino block by hand our workshop attendees joined Eleanor where they were guided through the process of designing, carving, and printing their own Lino block onto cards and prints.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LINOCUT ON FABRIC, Wee Bothy Art

DESCRIPTION
Learning how to carve and print their own lino block by hand our workshop attendees joined Eleanor where they were guided through the process of designing, carving, and printing their own Lino block onto a tote bag.

 

POLE LATHE TURNING, Greenwood Days

DESCRIPTION
Getting involved in hands-on workshops by Greenwood turning, using a foot powered pole lathe our drop-in workshop attendees chose which item they wanted to turn including a simple spinning top, rounders bat, candlestick or garden dibber. All used English hardwood – locally sourced and sustainably managed.

 

INDIAN BLOCK PRINTING, The Indian Block Print Co.

DESCRIPTION
Learning the traditional art of Indian Block Printing, and the joys of hand printing their own Fabric our workshop attendees learnt tips, tricks and techniques to help them hand print their own creation, they had time to practice and build confidence before moving onto their chosen item. Block printing is for everyone!

Demonstrations

Our visitors watched live craft demonstrations and engaged with the artists. Sharing insights and expertise, showing techniques and giving tips – there was a wealth of experience to explore – don’t miss this chance in 2025!

Partners

To support and promote British excellence remains central to Handmade in Britain’s vision for our future.”

It is extremely important for us to collaborate with our partners and other like-minded organisations that share the same ethos as us. If you are an organisation looking to contribute to the UK’s cultural landscape by supporting this leading international consumer event for contemporary craft and design there are many ways we can work together.

We offer cross-marketing promotions as well as bespoke packages which include social media posts, newsletter inclusions, logo features, ticket adverts, and more.

If you would like to partner with us in 2025, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to Piyush Suri, [email protected] and we’ll get in touch with you.